The Road Ahead for Innopharma
Looking back to January 2020, we were facing the start of a new decade of possibility, but just a few weeks later, we saw the world stage thrown akilter. Still, through solidarity and perseverance, we have started this year with a vaccine rollout that will help us build back stability.
Despite some industries bearing most of the fallout from the pandemic, the manufacturing and education sectors have remained resilient and have seen growth. Ireland’s economy has been significantly bolstered by the manufacturing industry, primarily due to pharmaceutical exports. This stands to show Ireland’s immense manufacturing capability and our talented workforce that drives further investment in infrastructure, job creation and the economic growth of this sector.
Stronger through skill development and advanced technology
At Innopharma, we believe that people should be at the forefront of advancement just as much as technology should be. Our Education division empowers people to upskill and reskill to an industry-standard level of knowledge, while our Technical Services division takes pride in tackling the issues of worker shortages in world-leading STEM companies around the country. Our Technology division is impassioned with the manufacture and development of cutting-edge technology used the world over. For over a decade, our goal has been to bring out the best in man and machine.
Although we see 2021 as a year for optimism, the issues that persisted before the global pandemic, such as maintaining industrial competitiveness and increasing carbon emissions, remain. Deloitte’s 2021 Manufacturing Outlook reiterates the positive influence manufacturing has on driving global economic prosperity and highlights the strong relationship between advanced technologies and sustaining country-level-competitiveness. Interestingly, the report cites that 76% of manufacturing executives plan to increase investment in digital initiatives to curtail the effects of unpredictable “black swan” disruptions, like those we saw during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the post-pandemic era, the future will be digital more than ever in order to drive competitiveness, productivity and stability within the manufacturing sector.
For The United States, China, Japan, Germany, South Korea, and India, implementing advanced manufacturing technologies have allowed them to account for 60% of world’s manufacturing GDP, but also helps them to strive off competition from emerging markets. Remarkably, this report lists talent as a top driver for manufacturing competitiveness, a relationship we strongly believe in.
Embark on your digital journey
One of the biggest drivers we see for advancing industry is the shift from the analogue ways of working to full digital transformations. Many companies have already taken the first step and have moved to digital processes that generate copious amounts of data. We have seen innovators who took this one step further and put all this data to work to automate tasks, make predictions, and drive powerful, data-led decisions from the manufacturing floor to the wider enterprise.
We also recognize that many companies sit somewhere along the spectrum and may be held back due to a lack of in-house expertise, incompatibility with company culture, or even the idea of transformation being too daunting. We see time and time again that education and technology are key to addressing hurdles in implementing new ways of thinking and working. That is why Innopharma Education has developed an exciting Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Transformation (Life Science) in partnership with Microsoft that explores both traditional and emerging concepts focusing on Industry 4.0 and Pharma 4.0. Innopharma Technology has been a pioneer in PAT and advanced automation. Our product offering gives you the means to take the first step in digitizing your processes to building out a full digital transformation.
The pandemic has shown us that we cannot return to the conventional ways of working again. As industries face challenges in competitiveness, carbon emissions targets, and more stringent regulatory requirements, the need for a highly-skilled workforce matched with cutting-edge technology is paramount to success.
For more information on continuing your life-long learning and development, get in touch with us at Innopharma Education.
To learn more about how you can begin your digital journey within manufacturing or take it to the next level, contact us at Innopharma Technology.